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E36 M3 (1992-1999) {Euro - S50 B32 321hp @ 7400 rpm} {U.S. - S52 B32 240 hp @ 6000 rpm}
Total Produced: 71,212 - Years Produced: 1992 to 1999


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Old Mon, Nov-13-2017, 02:51:50 AM   #1
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Default Complete build hiccup

Just a question, I can't see why I couldn't, but I'm asking others before I do

97 m3 engine/trans is pulled along with harness and ecu a lot of stuff is unplugged etc

But I need to hook battery back up to slide the power seats forward so I can unbolt them
Anyone see a reason I can't do this?
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Default Re: Complete build hiccup

You likely will not have power until the passenger engine bay positive terminal is linked to the driver side fuse box. The engine harness does this.
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Its been a while since I looked at the seat harness, but if you can get to it and unplug it, you may be able to adapt a direct power and ground from a battery. If you cannot get to it, I am not sure how the body harness is fed. It may be fed off the post next to the fuse box, and if so, you might be able to temporarily connect a power and ground from a battery.
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Default Re: Complete build hiccup

Gonna try to work on this tomorrow
I need to get the seats out so I can pull the carpet up which then I can hopefully get to my actual issue
The parking brake cables need replaced completely along with the handle assembly/mechanism
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Gonna try to work on this tomorrow
I need to get the seats out so I can pull the carpet up which then I can hopefully get to my actual issue
The parking brake cables need replaced completely along with the handle assembly/mechanism
The hand brake and cables can be accessed completely without removing the seats...
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Old Tue, Nov-14-2017, 03:28:07 AM   #6
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Default Re: Complete build hiccup

The cable inserts from under the car. Just remove the handbrake boot, undo the 2 nuts on each cable end, and pull them out from under the car. You'll have to disassemble the rear brakes to get to the actual parking brake to release the cables.
When re-installing the cable, drop the hand brake handle downward, slip the new cable through the chaseway under the car and the threaded end should just slip into the correct position on the hand brake handle. I did this recently and it is pretty straightforward.

Also a great opportunity to replace the parking brake if needed.
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Old Tue, Nov-14-2017, 12:34:29 PM   #7
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I thought that is how it should work, but man are mine seized then into the body....so you're saying once the nuts are off in the cabin I should be able to pull them out from under the car?
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And you guys are correct, hooking the battery back up did not allow the seats to function....but hopefully I can get these cables out
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The cable covers are rusted into the car body under the car. Work from there after removing the double nuts at the handbrake. Use PB blaster or similar and pull and wiggle and twist the sheaths out. Use vise grips if necessary. Buy new cables to install when you put the car back together.
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Yeah got under there This morning and sprayed it with penetrant and will try to work them with the vice grips tonight
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